In today’s society, the need to promote a strong body and mind are more important than ever. Problems such as alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse, sexually transmitted disease, obesity and physical inactivity diminish the quality and longevity of life. Research has proven the correlation between an active body and academic success. The Health and Physical Education Department of the Irvington Public Schools provides a motivating and enriching K-12 program that meets the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of our students. The curriculum is designed to support the other core subjects while also providing our students the necessary skills to improve and maintain their health and wellness for a lifetime.
The Physical Education department believes its mission is to expose all students to the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle and the involvement of physical activities they can participate in for a lifetime.
Physical Education Uniform Policy:
In order to ensure the safety of the student, each scholar is asked to wear athletic attire that is conducive to learning in the Physical Education setting.
**Purchase a padlock and lock up all belongings in the locker room during your PE block.**
The Irvington Public Schools has partnered with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. This Program is designed not only to help the students and staff of the Irvington Public Schools, but also their families and community. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation was founded by both the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation and was created to help students eat healthier both in school and at home. I have included a link to Alliance for a Healthier Generation website for informational purposes. The website can be used to find ways to make healthy choices. It provides useful information including fitness tips and healthy recipes for home.
The website for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation is: HealthierGeneration.org
All Health and P.E. assignments can be submitted electronically by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org